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  • Hodder Children's Books

For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

The dramatic story of tiger survival against the poachers, by award-winning author Geoffrey Malone.

In the Indian forest, danger lurks in every corner and Kuma must teach her cubs the harsh rules of survival against Nature. But when a tiger is worth more dead than alive, she must face the most cunning enemy of all - Humans. From eyes to bones, a tiger's body is worth its weight in gold and when poachers infiltrate the Kanla Tiger Park, a more desperate struggle begins. The tigers' fate lies with Himal and Anji and their father Inspector Singh, who together with the Park's trained elephants and riders, must save the tigers by setting their own trap ...

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Praise for Tiger

  • 'A book that will be enjoyed by readers of animal stories but that also has potential to lead to discussion of the plight of endangered species. - School Librarian

  • '... thrills the same way as London's White Fang does.' - Amanda Craig, The Times

  • Cadoc: 'Worthy, well-written and stomach-churning.' - Daily Echo, Bournemouth

  • Had me on the edge of my seat. - School Librarian

  • Wolf!: 'Captures perfectly the arbitrary, necessary cruelty of a predator and the deliberate, pointless cruelty of human hunters. Children will rush through this story ...' - Armadillo

  • Elephant Ben: 'compelling reading' - The School Librarian

  • An exciting and immensely enjoyable adventure story ... A great read for any young wildlife enthusiast. - The Northern Echo

  • Kimba:'Geoffrey Malone continues to be one of the great specialists of the animal novel.' - West of France review paper

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Geoffrey Malone

Geoffrey Malone spent most of his childhood in Africa, where he managed to avoid any formal education until the age of eleven. After school in England, he joined the army for sixteen years, then worked and travelled in North America. He became a broadcaster and wrote his first book about his nearest neighbours, a family of beavers: 'Brunner'. He lives happily in London with his wife and their cocker spaniel, Harriett, and advises charities dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. He has won the Children's Book of the Year prize in the French 'Tam-Tam, j'aime lire' competition, and the 'Prix Enfant-Grandparent Europeen' for 'Torn Ear'. He was also recently shortlisted for the Stockton Award for 'Elephant Ben'.

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